Before you arrive

Congratulations on securing your place at AECC University College for 2020! Find all the information that you need to best prepare yourself for life as a University College student.

What should I do before I arrive?

So you've secured your place, the clock is counting down, and you're excited to start at AECC University College. But before you arrive, have you completed the necessary steps? This page covers some of the important elements to getting you ready for your University College experience.

Steps to take

1.Complete your online registration

Your first step to enrolling on your course and beginning your journey with us is to complete your online registration before you arrive on campus. It's really important you complete your online registration by using your unique link which will be sent to you via email.  The email will be sent from if you haven’t received it, please check your junk mail folder.

2. Consider your monthly budget

Visit our Student Finance section for some helpful advice from UCAS on managing your money and other useful resources. We also present the additional costs associated with your course along and talk about living costs. 

3. Secure your accommodation

An obvious one - make sure you have somewhere to live! Whether you are renting locally or you're making the most of our student halls accommodation, be sure to arrange where you're living before you arrive. 

Download our accommodation guide.

4. View useful documents for your course

Take a look below at our guide on preparing to study and other useful documents such as reading lists and arrival timetables. 

5. Plan how to get here

Pop your arrival date in the diary ahead of time. Regardless of whether you are coming by plane, train, boat or car; it's never too early to put together a plan of how to get to your accommodation and to campus.  With the changing travel restrictions in place in different countries due to the pandemic, this might be particularly challenging for you. Keep up to date with local and UK travel information. UK travel advice can be found here. If travel restrictions delay your ability to travel, please keep us informed by emailing In addition, familiarise yourself with maps of local area, and with any travel routes you will be taking. 

Here's how to find us.

6.  Coronavirus updates 

The safety and wellbeing of our students and staff will always be our number one priority, and we have been working hard to develop our plans to welcome our community onto campus from the start of semester one. You can see more information about this in this video:  

Keep up to date by regularly visiting our frequently asked question section.

Reopening for Autumn 2020

Read our FAQ for new students.

Read our FAQ for international and EU students.

Read our FAQ for current students

7.  Complete our new student survey 

Help us to help you! We’d like to gather information to help inform how we deliver our services and what your needs are in the coming academic year. Take the survey here: Supporting your transition survey

8. Get IT ready

For online lectures, the University College will be using Zoom and for smaller group sessions (seminars for example), you will use Microsoft Teams. To access Office 365 you will need a modern device with internet connection and an up to date operating system such as Windows 10 or Mac OS Catalina. Office 365 is available to all students and our license includes the full Microsoft Office Suite which can be downloaded and installed on up to 5 devices. Office is also available online from as well as additional applications such as Teams and Stream.

Enrolment Dates

This is when you will enrol on your course, get your ID card and officially become an AECC University College student!

During week commencing Monday 7 September 2020. 

Closer to the time we will let you know your specific enrolment time and other on-campus activities during welcome week.

Master of Chiropractic - MChiro (Hons)

BSc Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging) 

BSc Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology)

BSc Sport Exercise & Health Science 

MSc Chiropractic (Graduate entry)

MSc Sport & Exercise Psychology

MSc Sport Rehabilitation & Therapy

MSc Sport & Exercise Rehabilitation

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health Sciences) - Friday 11 September 2020

MSc Medical Ultrasound - Monday 14 September 2020

MSc Advanced Professional Practice - Wednesday 16 September 2020

Don't forget to bring the original copies of your educational qualifications if we have not already verified these via zoom and photo ID, either passport or driving licence to enable us to complete our ID check and give you your student ID card.

Useful documents 

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health Sciences)

Preparing to study guide from Library and Learning Services

Access to HE Diploma (Health Sciences) Teaching Timetable (Provisional)

Undergraduate Students

Preparing to study guide from Library and Learning Services

Master of Chiropractic - Hons (MChiro) Gateway pre-reading list

Master of Chiropractic - Hons (MChiro) Year 1 pre-reading list 

Master of Chiropractic - Hons (MChiro) diagnostic kit list

BSc Radiography pre-reading list

You may be eligible for a diagnostic kit bursary. Please check the criteria in the bursaries and scholarships policy available on the latest policies page.

Postgraduate Students

Preparing to study guide from Library and Learning Services

MSc Medical Ultrasound induction 14 September 2020 timetable - when this information is available, it will be shared here.

MSc Medical Ultrasound Important Dates

MSc Medical Ultrasound pre-seminar information - when this information is available, it will be shared here. 

MSc Advanced Professional Practice induction information - when this information is available, it will be shared here. 

MSc Advanced Professional Practice induction 16 September 2020 timetable - when this information is available, it will be shared here.